HC Deb 18 July 1994 vol 247 c73W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give a breakdown of the bill for services supplied by Bray's Detective Agency for gathering information on protestors at Twyford Down.

Mr. Key

This question relates to operational matters of the Highways Agency. I have asked the chief executive, Mr. Lawrie Haynes to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. Harry Cohen, dated 18 July 1994: I have been asked to respond to your recent Parliamentary Question requesting a breakdown of the cost of employing Bray's Detective Agency (Southampton) to gather evidence of trespass on the M3 construction site near Winchester.

The information is as follows:

Collection and processing of evidence 204,490.70
Travel and subsistence expenses 4,536.30
Equipment and other expenses 5,229.10
VAT 37,400.27
Total 251,656.37